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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
the obama administration is telling americans who are in japan it's time to consider getting out today, thursday, march 17th, 2011. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," "disaster in japan" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie in for meredith who is on assignment. it feels like a sign of just how desperate things are in japan that they're willing to try such a long shot. helicopters dropping water from the air. >> take a look. you're looking at the video right now. as you can see when they do that a significant amount of that water seems to be dispersed by the wind. now massive high pressure water cannesens, the kind you maybe have seen police use on rioters are going to be used to hose down reactors from the ground. the latest on this desperate attempt coming up just ahead. >>> meanwhile, growing disagreement today between officials in japan and here in the u.s. over the severity of this situation. the chair of the u.s. regulator
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. a surge in radiation levels at the crippled nuclear plant in japan forces emergency crews to evacuate overnight. while they are now getting back to work, there are new fears that those 50 heroic workers could be running out of options today, wednesday, march 16, 2011. r captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. meredith is on assignment. you just think about the pressure those workers must be under, the sacrifice they may be making. they are being dubbed the fukushima 50, one of the last lines of defense against an all-out meltdown. >> imagine the concern when they were temporarily pulled from the plant overnight after radiation levels spiked for a short term. another concern, the second fire reactor number four today, where spent fuel rods are being stored. >> in a rare appearance, japan's emperor delivered a televised address saying he was, quote, deeply worried, but urged people not to give up hope. we are going to have
Mar 30, 2011 5:00am PDT
. asian markets were up. japan rose. europe also in the green at this hour but a big report out today, private sector hiring came out, up 201,000 which is slightly lower than expectations of 205,000. that could be a precursor in the non-farms payroll expected at 195,000 and that's the end of the week. after two years of improvement airlines had more problems last year making sure your checked luggage arrived to the same place you did. a new report shows that 29.4 million bags didn't get to the place you were going to. 12 per 1,000 passengers we're hearing, up 6% from 2009. also news out of cnbc, bp says a lap top containing personal information of thousands of people who filed claims related to the gulf coast oil spill has been missing for about a month. it was lost by bp employee on a business trip. now scott, bp sent letters to 13,000 people and now offering credit monitoring services to them. this is a stunning part of this for them. >> stunning because you back up your data and then you encrypt it. these are things you can buy at the electronic store. >> right. you need to be ther
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